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$1,700,000
- raised -
WE TOLD THE PEOPLE OF MOALE WE’D COME BACK.
September Campaign 2010 was a success. We raised our goal of $1.7 million to provide clean water for all the Bayaka people living in Central African Republic (C.A.R.). There was only one failure: the Live Drill on our fourth birthday from the village of Moale, deep in the rainforest of C.A.R. We were unable to reach water, but promised we’d be back. On July 20th, 2011, we fulfilled our promise and finished a clean water well in Moale. Watch the video to see what happened.

WE HIT WATER IN MOALE!
  July 20, 2011  

MOALE.
MOALE LIVE DRILL
2011


LIVE DRILL DAY 1
1. No water for
our birthday


LIVE DRILL DAY 2
2. We move to
another village


LIVE DRILL DAY 3
3. The first well
is complete!

TRAILER
SEPTEMBER
CAMPAIGN TRAILER


SEPTEMBER CAMPAIGN 2010. SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
Four Septembers ago, we had a crazy idea: we asked our friends to give up their birthdays and ask for donations instead of gifts. We used 100% of the money raised to build water projects in developing countries. Every September since, we've done it again.

In September 2010, we raised $1,091,138 through mycharity: water individual fundraising campaigns. With the help of East Lake Church, supporters at charity: ball, and other incredible donors, we reached our fundraising goal of $1.7 million to provide every Bayaka in Central African Republic with access to clean water. See what happens next >








  • Will and Jada Smith
    raised: $251,869.

  • Ken Hertz
    raised: $39,093

  • Ruby on Rails Team
    raised: $37,468

  • Tony Hsieh
    raised: $23,272

  • Authentic Jobs
    raised: $21,386

  • Dave Stewart
    raised: $20,096




  • UA - Water for Life
    raised: $5,150

  • Avery's 1st Birthday
    raised: $1,419

  • Namira Turns 23!
    raised: $2,410

  • Running for Water
    raised: $313

  • Paddle for Water
    raised: $5,375

  • In Memory of Aaron
    raised: $5,125





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WHO ARE THE BAYAKA?

The Bayaka are an African Pygmy tribe. They were one of the last hunter-gatherer societies in the world until the logging industry pushed them out of the forest. Now, they’re learning to live on the outskirts of villages, where they face rejection and abuse by locals who see them as animals who belong in the jungle. Many Bayaka live without clean water in southern C.A.R. We want to bring clean and safe drinking water to every one of them.
See up-close how the Bayaka live in photos >




our goal this
september is to raise

$1.7 MILLION
to give clean water
to 100% of Bayaka

16,000 Bayaka
and 74,000 Central Africans for a total of
90,000 people




CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (C.A.R.)

charity: water started working in C.A.R. in 2007 through local partner Integrated Community Development International (ICDI). Since then, we’ve funded 199 water projects serving 216,489 people with clean and safe drinking water. charity: water has given one in every 19 people in C.A.R. clean drinking water. But our work is just getting started here.

4.3 million
population
1.5 million (34%)
without clean water
48 years
life expectancy
90%
unemployment
64% of population
lives on less than $1 a day
69% of population
don’t have a toilet






HELP SPREAD THE WORD.

Download photos from the field, the High Definition September Campaign 2010 trailer, web banners to post on your blog, twitter backgrounds and more. Help us spread the word and raise awareness about the water crisis in Central African Republic.








WHAT’S THE SEPTEMBER CAMPAIGN?

charity: water started with a birthday party. When founder Scott Harrison turned 31, he asked everyone he knew to come to a party and bring money for clean water instead of gifts. He raised more than $15,000 and we used the money to give water to people living in a refugee camp in Uganda. In 2007 we did it again, but asked others born in September to join in as well. They gave up birthday gifts and together we raised $150,000 to bring clean water to hospitals and schools in Kenya. A year later, 900 people joined the movement, and almost $1 million was raised through birthdays. This year, we’re doing it again -- but bigger. We hope to bring clean and safe drinking water to a forgotten people in a forgotten nation: the Bayaka in Central African Republic. The 210 water projects that will serve 90,000 people will cost $1.7 million -- an ambitious goal, but one we can reach with your help.

See previous September Campaigns -- 2007 | 2008 | 2009
Watch your birthday change the world. Start your campaign today >







WHO
WE ARE.
US.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world. 100% of donations fund water projects. Learn more
OUR
DRILLING
PARTNER.
our drilling partner in C.A.R. is Integrated Community Develop-
ment International (ICDI). Learn about their life-saving work here






SEPTEMBER CAMPAIGN
MEDIA
PARTNERS.




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PRODUCTION.
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